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1 Prevention Conference October 30 th, 2014 Help Save Lives in the Commonwealth Join The Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Campaign

2 Our Mission To organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. Our Vision MOAR envisions a society where addiction is treated as a significant public health issue and recovery is recognized as valuable to all our communities.

3 3 Can We Really Learn from The Past

4 Opioid-Related Fatal Overdoses, Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Deaths, and Firearm Deaths - MA Residents Opioid-Related Fatal Overdoses, Motor Vehicle-Related Injury Deaths, and Firearm Deaths - MA Residents The source of the data is: Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, MA Department of Public Health

5 The Good Samaritan Campaign At Least 7625 people died from Spread The Word Become a Good Samaritan — Call 911 to Save a Life Why Do So Many Die? 15 state funded coalitions find out = fear of arrest Major Reason: “fear of arrest”

6 What Did The Good Samaritan Campaign Do? Worked 5 Years to Get Good Sam Passed Massachusetts Joins 16 other states How It Works? Provides legal protection when 911 is called Provides health care givers the right to prescribe Naloxone (Narcan) to family members, a medication that can reverse opioid overdoses.

7 Good Sam Wallet Sized!

8 What more does the Law Do Offers protection from drug possession charges for people who call 911 and the person, whom overdose emergency medical attention is sought Offers legal protection to medical professionals who prescribe naloxone to a family member or friend who may need to administer naloxone to reverse a potential fatal opiate overdose

9 What the Law will Not Do! Does not interfere with law enforcement securing the scene at an overdose Does not prevent prosecution for drug trafficking Does not prevent prosecution for outstanding warrants

10 G Good Sam Action Plan for Awareness Good Samaritan Law Fact Sheet instituted Chief William Brooks, (Norwood ) and Chief Terrence Cunningham (Wellesley) Quincy Police Department supported by Lt Detective Patrick Glynn use Narcan to reverse more than 193 overdoses. (Lt Glynn awarded!) Gloucester 1 st in MA to have both the Police & Fire Depts. certified to carry nasal Narcan since Thank You to all MOAPC coalitions for for all You Do!

11 What MOAR? Over 21,700 persons were trained to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and administer naloxone (Narcan®). DPH has documented reversal of over 2533 potentially fatal overdoses.

12 School and Community Action Steps: · School districts inform students about Good Samaritan law · Health Education Bill includes alcohol and drug prevention 15 state funded Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalitions · 71 MA communities receive support to reduce opioid \abuse and misuse – North Shore MOAPC · Weymouth, Gloucester, Milford, Quincy, Saugus, & Revere Fire Departments carry Narcan · Learn to Cope Parent Group Training Families to use Narcan Thank You Gloucester, Beverly, Danvers Again!

13 Healthcare Professionals Take Good Samaritan Action Boston Medical Center’s Dr. Alex Walley leads Narcan Project Boston Medical Center Colleen Labelle, RN, educating nurses Website on Narcanhttp://prescribetoprevent.org.

14 Help Save Lives in the Commonwealth Join The Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Campaign

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17 Help Save Lives in the Commonwealth Join The Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Campaign We Want to Do What New Jersey Did!

18 Help Save Lives in the Commonwealth Join The Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Campaign

19 Letters to The Editor!

20 Editorials!

21 MOAR of a Dialogue with You! What Clarifications and Concerns are needed? What can we learn from each other? Other States? How can we all Promote being a Good Samaritan? How are Liability Regulations for Responder, Pharmacists and Prescribers working? Promote awareness via MA Opiate funding? More coordinated law enforcement, medical, recovery community, schools education? Do we need an amendment?

22 Please join Good Sam Campaign via MA Organization for Addiction Recovery: (toll free)


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